An energy centre in Texas, US, will adopt energy giant Shell Catalysts & Technologies (Shell) CANSOLV carbon dioxide (CO2) technology for post-combustion CO2 capture.

The Deer Park Energy Center, owned and operated by Calpine Texas CCUS Holdings (Calpine), will utilise the technology as part of Calpine’s front-end-engineering design (FEED) capture facility. 

Set to capture 5m tonnes of CO2 per year from a natural gas combined cycle power plant at the energy centre, this will equate to around 95% of the plant’s total CO2 emissions. 

Commenting on the project, Andy Gosse, President, Shell Catalysts & Technologies, said, “Shell’s CANSOLV CO2 Capture technology has been in operation since 2013, including in a large-scale, commercial, low-pressure application at SaskPower in Canada, where it is designed to capture up to 1 Mt/y (million tonnes per year) of CO2.” 

Labelled as ‘one of the largest’ CO2 Capture FEED studies awarded worldwide, the project was selected by the US Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management for federal funding. 

Due to be finalised by early 2013, it will also be supported by Technip Energies. 

Stan Knez, Chief Technology Officer, Technip Energies, added, “Decarbonisation is a key part of the energy transition journey and we are glad to bring our technology improvement and integration, engineering and project execution expertise to a pioneer project of such dimension.”